Race Recap: Maritime Race Weekend Sunset 5k and Sunrise 5k

Arrrrrgghhh Matey! This was my first time running Maritime Race Weekend.It did NOT disappoint!I registered for the "Tartan Twosome" Challenge, which gave you entry into the Sunset 5k on Friday evening and your choice of race on Saturday (I opted for another 5k as the route is relatively flat).  This would give me an extra medal …

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When Life Gives You…..Shingles

Yes, You Are Reading That CorrectlyPic courtesy of Bitmoji :)This is NOT an "old people" thing.Your risk of complications increases over the age of 70.TeenThing had them when she was 10/11 years old.They appeared on the right hand side of my stomach, just across from my hip bone, just over a week ago.At first, I …

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Post Half Marathon Chaos and My Next Race

It seems like forever since my Half MarathonI recovered.I took some time off from running.  (Work and family stuff has kept me busy over the past little while.)Celebrated my Dad's 65th Birthday in Cape Breton with a big feast at my Aunt and Uncle's place in Boularderie.  Then once I got home and settled, I sat …

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BlueNose Marathon 2016 – Half Marathon Playback!!!

I DID IT!!I am totally dying here.It was a greyish cool day for running.  Perfect weather.I played it safe with my usual coffee and oatmeal combo.  My nerves were ON FIRE.  It was super hard to eat.  I thought I was going to barf.  For real.I had everything laid out, so gearing up and heading …

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My Last Long Run = One Week Out from Bluenose Marathon Half 2016

HOW DID THIS HAPPEN??!??!Where in the hell did all this time go?This time next week I will be done.  Finished.  Full of food and naps.Today was the last long training run.  I was given the all clear to run outside as I have been banished to the elliptical as we treated my calf strain flare …

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The Chronicles of Half Marathon Training – Week 3

Some Knotty Glutes!That's right.  My ass was in knots.So much so that my lower back hurt.  Quite a bit actually.I didn't run on Saturday.  I did yoga, stretching and some foam rolling.TEARS.Heat.Advil.But I Did Have a Good Week!Sunday was snowy but I felt AWESOME!We've had some strange weather.  Snow and then some okay days.Tuesday was …

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The Chronicles of Half Marathon Training – Week 2

Still Alive!!Sore, and questioning everything, but STILL ALIVE.  lolTime to invest in trail shoes...I took one day off this week to get some stuff done to make sure I stay healthy on this journey to my first Half in FOREVER.  This ended up in my favour, as it was the day we had our rain …

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